Halachic Musings: Responses to Monsey Attack

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Grafton Thomas, 37, had an 18 inch Ozark Trail machete and he attempted to murder Jews. He is 6”5 and over 200 pounds. The journals of...

Halachic Musings: All The Rage

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman They are the latest “rage” in entertainment, so to speak. Instead of “escape rooms,” indoor skiing, or axe-throwing venues, people are now paying money to enter...

Halachic Musings: Women Learning Torah

  A recent article published by JTA highlighted a Siyum HaShas for women only, spearheaded by an Orthodox woman. Michelle Cohen Farber, founder of Hadran: Advancing Talmud Study for Women...

Halachic Musings: Backwater Prevention Valves

  It is erev Shabbos. As you are preparing to go to shul you detect a horrible smell. It is coming from your basement and you head downstairs to check...

Halachic Musings: 10 Pertinent Questions About Bug-A-Salt

  Bug-A-Salt is part toy / part device that wives across America have purchased for their husbands. Why? Because on account of this man-oriented device, husbands are busy scouring the...

Netanyahu’s Grandchildren and the Satmar Rebbe

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Recently, the Satmar Rebbe of Williamsburg, Reb Zalman Leib, traveled to Israel to distribute some $5 million to institutions that do not accept any funding from...

Halachic Musings: Presidential Prayer

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman Every day the headlines are blaring the latest testimony in the House impeachment process. Jews who recognize and are appreciative of the president’s actions are certainly...

Halachic Musings: What Does It Take to Be a Parent?

  A woman had gone through a bitter divorce. Her former husband gave neither her nor their daughter any financial support. The woman eventually found a wonderful second husband who...

Halachic Musings: Ezras Nashim Vs. Hatzalah

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is a major controversy in Borough Park over an all-female Basic Life Support First Responders Agency (BLSFRA) and Hatzalah. Hatzalah is a remarkable organization that...

Halachic Musings: See No Evil

  Finally, finally, the head of ISIS and his second-in-command met their end. A vicious, evil man by all accounts, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi got his just desserts in a remarkable...
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